Your Journey To Postpartum Recovery

When you found out you were pregnant you knew your body was in for some changes- gaining weight during pregnancy, bigger breasts, maybe swollen ankles if you stayed on your feet too long. However, after your bundle of joy arrives, it might get difficult to find any time for yourself. Being a new mom means riding the emotional roller coaster of postpartum hormones, dealing with sleep deprivation, adjusting to your changing body, and recovering from childbirth — all the while caring for your newborn. Here are some essential areas which require special attention in order to make a smooth transition to the pre-pregnancy you.

1. Adequate amount of rest

The first few days at home after having your baby is the time for rest and recovery, both physically and emotionally. Focus your energy on yourself and on getting to know your new baby. You may find that all you can do is eat, sleep, and care for your baby. Learn to pace yourself from the first day that you arrive back home. Try to lie down or nap while the baby naps. Don’t try to do too much around the house and ask for help whenever you feel exhausted.

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Originally posted from tinystep blog